Books by Dale Brown

TIGER'S CLAW by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Brown deserves credit for his prodigious research; no one can possibly argue that he doesn't know his stuff. Every detail in the story feels plausible, which is not to say every detail is necessary."
The latest military thriller by Brown is a workmanlike offering that may please his many fans. Read full book review >
STRIKE FORCE by Dale Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Equal-opportunity employer Brown's warrior gals achieve near parity with the gents, and there's a cute Persian princess. Oh, and Russians."
Techno-thriller specialist Brown, who never met a weapons system, real or imagined, he could resist, piles them on in spectacular quantity, pitting his Air Force hero Patrick McLanahan (Air Battle Force, 2003, etc.) against everything Iran can throw at him and his gadgets. Read full book review >
AIR BATTLE FORCE by Dale Brown
Released: May 13, 2003

"Tense pages hard-focused on aerial hardware as Brown pumps it up for fans—who know what they're getting."
Old Dog Brown brings back his favorite technothriller heroes for what will likely be their 15th consecutive assault on the bestseller list, despite ever more unwieldy plots, laboriously detailed fantastic weapons, and bombastic action sequences. Read full book review >
WINGS OF FIRE by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Let's get serious."
Aerial technothriller once again featuring Patrick McLanahan (Warrior Class, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
WARRIOR CLASS by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: May 7, 2001

"The usual sonic booms and jet-stream rushes fail to liven a pretty transparent plot, but there are a few good moments here."
The start of a new presidential administration is always a good time to sneak things through, and President Thomas Nathaniel Thorne isn't exactly known for having the sharpest eye in Washington. Read full book review >
BATTLE BORN by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

The return of the tin man, retired USAF Brigadier General Patrick McLanahan, Brown's chief hero among those who have saved the world from China's invasion of the Philippines in Sky Masters, of Taiwan in both Fatal Terrain and The Tin Man (1998), and in various novels saved Europe from a war between Lithuania and Byelorussia, Europe from invasion by Russia, and been on hand for Gulf War II. Read full book review >
THE TIN MAN by Dale Brown
Released: May 18, 1998

"Although Brown's electro-reactive collinear prose style hangs on the most effective distribution of parallel ideas per paragraph, the racing methamphetamine lift of his futuristic hardware plot remains, well, really cool."
Once more featuring retired USAF Colonel Patrick McLanahan, last seen helping independence-seeking Taiwan turn the tide of battle against the Peoples Republic of China (Fatal Terrain, 1997), bestseller Brown's first rocket-fueled Bantam title should lift off nicely, especially now that McLanahan—civilian director of a high-tech company making cutting-edge advancements in strategic devices for the armed forces—has become a superhumanly powerful vigilante called —The Tin Man.— He uses his miraculous new devices to save his brother, a rookie cop in Sacramento, who has been wounded in a bank-robbery shootout masterminded by the Aryan Brigade. Read full book review >
FATAL TERRAIN by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 1997

"Nobody, in detailing the lethal excitements of high-tech aerial combat in at least plausible geopolitical contexts, does it better than Brown."
 Retired USAF Colonel Patrick McLanahan and his band of irregulars help turn the tide when the People's Republic of China makes war on its lost province of Taiwan, in another high adventure from past master Brown (Shadows of Steel, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
SHADOWS OF STEEL by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: July 2, 1996

"State-of-the-art action in the air, on land, and at sea from a master of the future-shock game."
 Gulf War II, albeit without the Coalition and with latter-day Persia as the foe, in this red-meat technothriller from old pro Brown (Storming Heaven, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
STORMING HEAVEN by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: July 13, 1994

"Super chase scenes that don't let up until the planes run out of fuel or blow up, and a perfect villain who refuses to be exterminated until the last page."
 Even the most ardent pacifists may run for their guns after considering the ease with which America's cities are terrorized in the latest by Air Force veteran Brown (Chains of Command, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >
CHAINS OF COMMAND by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 1993

"But the surprisingly violent Clinton-bashing—while amusing—will probably not make a lot of new friends for the genre."
 Eastern Europe erupts in war as the Russians rush to the aid of their compatriots in Moldova, happily trampling Ukraine in the process. Read full book review >
NIGHT OF THE HAWK by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 12, 1992

"Longer than Desert Storm—but with much more satisfactory results."
 Brown brings back the souped-up helicopters that were the technostars of Hammerhead (1990) for a supporting role in a near- future war between Lithuania and Belarus. Read full book review >
SKY MASTERS by Dale Brown
THRILLERS
Released: July 17, 1991

"Genuinely exciting fight scenes are swamped by oceans of technical detail of interest primarily to the pencil-protector crowd."
 War erupts almost immediately when America pulls out of the Philippines and China slips in to fill the power vacuum. Read full book review >